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Michigan State University College Of Law

Michigan State University College Of Law

The Michigan State University College of Law is a private, specialized institution located in Detroit, Michigan. It began operating in 1891 as the Detroit Law College. In 1995, the college formed a partnership with Michigan State University. It adopted its present name MSU College of Law in 2004. MSU Law offers programs in indigenous law, intellectual property and communications law, and alternative dispute resolution.

MSU Law offers more than 40 student organizations, including Delta Theta Phi, Phi Alpha Delta, Tau Epsilon Rho, Family Law Society, Public Interest Law Society and the Muslim Law Students Association. In 2007, the U.S. News and World Report ranked the school among the top 20 schools in the US for intellectual property and communications law.

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Contacting Michigan State University College of Law

Michigan State University College of Law
368 Law College Bldg
East Lansing , MI 48824-1300
General Phone: (517) 432-6800
http://www.law.msu.edu

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Michigan State University College of Law Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Law320law, advanced legal research, foreign lawyers

Number of programs and degrees for Michigan State University College of Law in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
First-professional degree3171
Master's degree31
First-professional certificate02

Michigan State University College of Law Student Body

In 2007-2008, Michigan State University College of Law had a total enrollment of 1,011 students (1 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 0%
First Professional 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 77%
Black 4%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 4%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 4%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 2%
22-24 47%
25-29 33%
30-34 8%
35-39 4%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%

Michigan State University College of Law Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of East Lansing, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Michigan State University College of Law Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Michigan State University College of Law participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 225400)

Michigan State University College of Law Faculty

Michigan State University College of Law has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured167
Non-tenured, but on tenure track54
Non-tenured and not on tenure track59

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year13$143,7674$143,565
Associate professoracademic year5$121,0484$118,821
Assistant professoracademic year3$72,0583$110,132
Instructoracademic year4$124,6738$55,005
Lectureracademic year1*1*
No academic rankacademic year2*1*
All faculty totalacademic year28$122,00321$92,810

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Michigan State University College of Law Degree Programs (2007)

Law
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, Gen (LLM, MCL, MLI, MSL, JSD/SJD)
Law (LLB, JD)
Programs for Foreign Lawyers (LLM, MCL)

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Michigan State University College of Law Highlights

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What Sets Michigan State University College of Law Apart:

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Top 14%Michigan State University College of Law Number of students

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